Uncharted: American Abstraction in the Information Age

January 28 – June 19, 2020
Emily Lowe Gallery

Art, science, and technology have become increasingly intermingled. The distinctions between the disciplines are less clear, leading into unknown territory where all things are possible. The eight artists included in Uncharted: American Abstraction in the Information Age, drawn from the membership of the American Abstract Artists organization, explore some of the unexpected ways that math, science and technology are transforming our perception of the visual arts. Using a range of styles and materials, creating both two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and site-specific works, these artists investigate mathematical or scientific principles, in both explicit and implicit ways, and often use technology to produce their work. The works of art in the exhibition – by artists James O. Clark, John Goodyear, Lynne Harlow, Daniel G. Hill, Gilbert Hsiao, Irene Rousseau, James Seawright, and Patricia Zarate – can be difficult to categorize.

View interactive PDF of Exhibition Catalog

Funding has been provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Image
Uncharted

John Goodyear (American, 1930-2019), Figurative Abstraction, 2015, acrylic on wood and canvas, 36 x 36 x 6 in., courtesy of Berry Campbell Gallery, New York (c)2019 John Goodyear

Two Coats of Paint, a blog with an emphasis on contemporary painting, published Professor Laurie Fendrich's essay:https://www.twocoatsofpaint.com/2020/03/curators-statement-abstract-art-does-not-stop-an-hour.html

View the recording of a discussion about the exhibition led by Karen T. Albert, Director.

The Museum of Art is currently closed. Below are some installation views of the exhibition along with video clips of some of the works in motion:

 

Related Programs:

Preview Artist Reception
Sun., January 26, 2020 • 2-5 p.m.
Location: Emily Lowe Gallery
Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
Free admission. Light refreshments.
Advance registration is recommended.

Exhibition Reception
Thurs., January 30, 2020 • 4:30-6 p.m.
Location: Emily Lowe Gallery
Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
Free admission. Light refreshments.
Advance registration is recommended.

FAMILY FUN with ARTful Adventures:
For children ages 5-10 and their adult companions
Mobile Madness!
Sat., February 8, 2020 • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Emily Lowe Gallery
Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
Program fees apply. Advanced registration is required.

FAMILY FUN with ARTful Adventures:
For children ages 5-10 and their adult companions
CANCELLED
Op Art!

Sat., March 14, 2020 • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Emily Lowe Gallery
Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
Program fees apply. Advanced registration is required.

CANCELLED
PUBLIC PROGRAM:

Uncharted Roundtable: Shock of the New
Tues., March 24, 2020 • 4:30-6 p.m.
Location: Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
Free Admission.

VIRTUAL EVENT
PUBLIC PROGRAM:

International Slow Art Day
Sat., April 4, 2020, noon-2 p.m.
Location: Emily Lowe Gallery
Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
Limited to 15 participants. Registration is required.
A light lunch will be provided.
Free admission.
Watch Video

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Related Programs

Preview Artist Reception

Sun., January 26, 2020 • 2-5 p.m.
Location: Emily Lowe Gallery
Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
Free admission. Light refreshments.
Advance registration is recommended.

Exhibition Reception

Thurs., January 30, 2020 • 4:30-6 p.m.
Location: Emily Lowe Gallery
Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
Free admission. Light refreshments.
Advance registration is recommended.

FAMILY FUN with ARTful Adventures:

For children ages 5-10 and their adult companions
Mobile Madness!
Sat., February 8, 2020 • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Emily Lowe Gallery
Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
Program fees apply. Advanced registration is required.

FAMILY FUN with ARTful Adventures:

For children ages 5-10 and their adult companions
CANCELLED
Op Art!

Sat., March 14, 2020 • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Emily Lowe Gallery
Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
Program fees apply. Advanced registration is required.

CANCELLED - PUBLIC PROGRAM:

Uncharted Roundtable: Shock of the New
Tues., March 24, 2020 • 4:30-6 p.m.
Location: Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
Free Admission.

VIRTUAL EVENT - PUBLIC PROGRAM: International Slow Art Day

Sat., April 4, 2020, noon-2 p.m.
Location: Emily Lowe Gallery
Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
Limited to 15 participants. Registration is required.
A light lunch will be provided.
Free admission.
Watch Video

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